Only one tuna left amid mystery deaths at Tokyo aquarium

Mar 25, 2015

Only one tuna left amid mystery deaths at Tokyo aquarium

Workers at a Tokyo aquarium are scratching their heads after a mass extinction in its renowned tuna tank. Only one lonely tuna remains in the vast doughnut-shaped enclosure that was once home to nearly 160 fish. A spokesman for Tokyo Sea Life Park in ...

Mar 2, 2015

J-Trading buys Croatian tuna farmer for ¥4 billion

Fishery trading house J-Trading Inc. and investment firm Integral Corp. have bought Croatian tuna-farming firm Kali Tuna for ¥4 billion, industry sources said Monday. Kali Tuna is the biggest cultivator of bluefin tuna in the Adriatic Sea. The Tokyo-based trading house intends to procure ...

Farmed 'Kindai Tuna' output to triple, says Kinki University

Nov 27, 2014

Farmed 'Kindai Tuna' output to triple, says Kinki University

Kinki University, also known as Kindai, expects shipments of bluefin tuna farmed with its new technique to triple by 2020. The school in Osaka Prefecture has developed a way to raise bluefin tuna from eggs to maturity. The meat has been dubbed “Kindai tuna.” ...

Master sushi chef Jiro warns of raw deal from overfishing

Nov 5, 2014

Master sushi chef Jiro warns of raw deal from overfishing

Acclaimed sushi maestro Jiro Ono, who in May served up delicacies for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama, has warned of an imminent sea change in the availability of ingredients due to overfishing. “I can’t imagine at all that sushi in ...

Jun 17, 2014

Saving the Japanese eel

The international designation of the Japanese eel as a species at risk of extinction underscores the need for more controlled and responsible fishing and consumption to preserve one of this nation's long-cherished food cultures.

Eco-labels urged to save endangered marine life

| Feb 9, 2014

Eco-labels urged to save endangered marine life

2013 highlighted the decline in Japan’s fishery resources, with baby eel trading at ¥3 million per kilogram — more expensive than silver — and the catch quota of bluefin tuna being slashed at the December meeting of the Commission for the Conservation and Management ...